We are pleased to announce that the Michigan State Approving Agency, Department of Education has approved the Industrial Arts Institute to train VA eligible students for our Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program.
Getting Started As A Student
Service members, veterans and their beneficiaries can apply to determine their VA Education Benefits using the Veterans On-Line Application. Then apply to IAI for a Comprehensive Industrial Welding program using the On-line Application and submit VA Form 2384- Notice of Basic Eligibility to IAI.
Do you have unused VA Education Benefits? Did you know you can transfer unused benefits to a spouse or child? To determine if you are eligible for transferring benefits, click the link below.
To maintain our institutional independence, we do not accept federal student aid. Thus, we have developed a private investor- student lending program through gifts from generous donors that believe in the principals that define and exemplified the Industrial Arts Institute since its founding.
These supporters GIVE because they believe in our vision to build a professional trades workforce utilizing a new education model standard that develops students with time honored training and connects talent with industry.
Students will need to fill out a form, but many families find that the Noble Path application and selection process is far simpler to fill out and less invasive than other Lending Applications or Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) documents.
Annual Percentage Rate
Up Front Costs:
Term of Contract
Up to 60 months
First payment not due till 45 days after graduation
Must be at least 18 years of age
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
No open (pre-discharge) bankruptcy
Four $500.00 Scholarships are available to students who have participated in FIRST and who intend to pursue post-secondary training in the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program at the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway, Michigan.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:
To apply for the Scholarship, complete and send the application package including:
Email Application and applicable documents to:
Industrial Arts Institute- Student Services Department
Mark Dombroski – Executive Director
(989) 733-4369 Ex. 203 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammi Ward – Operations & Student Services Manager
(989) 733-4369 Ex. 202 – email@example.com
APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY OR BEFORE APRIL 13TH.Scholarship Application
IAI / North Central Associates of Welding Student Enrollment Steps:
IAI Contact Person:
Tammi Ward (989) 733-4369 firstname.lastname@example.org
North Central Michigan College Contact Person:
Virginia Panoff (231) 348-6698 email@example.com
Financing your education can be done locally through the Awakon Federal Credit Union. Applicants can apply using Awakon Federal Credit Unions on line application. Choose “Consumer Loan” for Loan Type and then click “Education Expenses” for purpose of loan. Students can also apply in person at any of Awakon’s locations in Onaway, Indian River, Wolverine and Gaylord.
For more information, visit www.awakonfcu.net.
WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact your local MI Works! Office for information on how you can apply for a WIOA Grant today.
For more information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant, visit http://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/Overview.cfm.
The Baiardi Family Foundation in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset is offering five $2,000 scholarships to eligible Emmet County Students for the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) in Onaway, MI. Among other features of this program, successful students will graduate as a certified welder.
The Frey Foundation in conjunction with the The Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset is offering, four $1,000, one year vocational education scholarships, three of which are funded by the Frey Foundation and administered by Sunset Rotary. These scholarships are available to students in the Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Alanson areas.
For more information on The Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset, visit http://ismyrotaryclub.org/Story/more.cfm?StoryID=11510
The Inland Lakes Educational Foundation is organized to seek contributions and to provide a source of funding for educational programs, activities and events for the enrichment and benefit of the Inland Lakes School students. Scholarships for both vocational and academic studies are awarded to graduates of Inland Lakes Schools who are pursued career goals ranging from nursing to engineering to vocational careers.
For more information on The Inland Lakes Educational Foundation (ILEF), visit http://www.inlandlakes.org/node/103.
To apply, contact Beth Fairbanks via email or phone: 231-238- 6868 ext. 145.
Tuition Assistance for Rural & Farm Families (TARFF) is a low interest student lending program designed to supplement any existing loan or grant program. It is also available to part-time students or trade school that do not qualify for traditional student loans/or grants.
For more information on TARFF visit:
To apply, print the below application and complete as per the instructions and mail to:
Michigan Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (MRCC)
P.O. Box 188
Marshall, MI 49068-0188
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments about financing your education and current scholarship opportunitites.